Voice again!

In the absence of requests, I decided to share this with you even though it means listening to my far from perfect African-American accent. You see the thing is, having created that voice for Lydia, who I talked about yesterday, it means to do justice to readings, how could I talk in my estuary English London accent?

So I had to take Lydia on the road to book launches and events including the Hollywood event where there were African-Americans in the audience (yikes) and try to let her voice come through.

Now recently, my hugely talented friend who wrote the song for the book trailer, recorded me reading the whole of Chapter 16… and I hate to hear my voice, but it is now out there in what is known as the SoundCloud along with the song.

So, here is my link. This is not really an editing tip, but if you are shy about acting (which I am) and you write a first-person narrative in an accent, just remember that one day you may have to read that way! 😉

That is all, not sure what I will be blogging about next week, whatever comes to me I guess or send requests for tips! Hey I could do a vlog one of these days… although not sure you want to see me waffling on, and waffling on I am prone to… never?!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Weekend!!!

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3 Comments

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3 responses to “Voice again!

  1. markooo2014

    Brilliant!

    You have really captured the accent and style, you have really done your homework. For a moment I thought you had become possessed lol.

    Your writing is accomplished, so much so I have lost heart in continuing my own writing today, your so much better!

    I could never write from a first person narrative, that’s pretty advanced stuff, go girl!

  2. Janice

    Hi Debz, enjoyed listening to your reading and really keen to read the book – only reason I’ve delayed is that I’ve got into audiobooks lately. Not so sure about the song though, maybe it’s a “grower”!

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